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CNN
Jan 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
extraordinary vice president joe biden. as well as leader harry reid, speaker boehner, nancy pelosi, and mitch mcconnell. >> so what would emerge later were some of the back room details about what happened in the tense days leading up to the vote. there were ultimatums and poison pills and reports that john boehner f-bombing harry reid and political blogs are all over this. but there's another back room angle that's not getting as much coverage. this bill that most people think is about the fiscal cliff is also about calling a shopping cart full of pork. it's like a kennel full of pet projects. pork, pork, pork. lawmakers who barely had the time to pass the bill and who didn't have the time to pass a storm relief bill somehow found the time to extend a series of tax breaks. and now bear in mind that the tax incentives is how government shapes policy there's tax breaks for homeowners paerngts with children, charity donor, small businesses you name it but according to taxpayers for common sense some of the items in this bill don't make much common sense. are you ready? $46 million in
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
harry reid, speaker boehner, nancy pelosi and mitch mcconnell. everyone worked really hard and once again, joe, i want to thank you for your great work. under this law more than 98 % of americans and 97% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up. millions of families will continue to receive tax credits to help raise their kids and send them to college. companies will continue to receive tax credits for the research they do, the investments they make and the clean energy jobs they create. and 2 million americans who are out of work but out there looking pounding the pavement every day are going to continue to receive unemployment benefits as long as they're actively looking for a job. but i think we all recognize this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunity for everybody. the fact is the deficit is still too high. and we're still investing too little in the things that we need for the economy to grow as fast as it should. and that's why speaker boehner and i originally tried to negotiate a larger agreement that wou
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
still pointing fingers. take a look at mitch mcconnell and harry reid just this afternoon. >> you'll excuse me if i'm a little frustrated at the situation. >> republican leader finds himself frustrated. >> i say i'm frustrated because we have been asking the president and the democrats to work with us. >> he complains i have not delivered the votes to pass the solution to the fiscal cliff. he's in error. >> i told the president i would be happy to look at whatever he proposes. >> he's upset because, quote, the phone never rang. >> as i said, this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> we have nobody to work with, compromise. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check. >> we can't negotiate with ourselves. that's all we're doing. >> we don't have many days left. >> we're in the same situation we have been in for a long time. >> as you can see, senate is back in session today. the house plans to be back on sunday. more now on the breaking news. senior congressional correspondent dana bash joins us now from capitol hill. chief white house correspondent jessica yelli
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
republicans to agree to anything, the president called on senate majority and minority leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell, to lay out a deal. >> if we don't see an agreement between the two leaders and the senate, i expect a bill to go on the floor. and i have asked senator reid to do this. put a bill on the floor that makes sure that taxes on middle class families don't go up. that unemployment insurance is still available for two million people. and that lays the ground work for deficit reduction and economic growth steps that we can take in the new year. but let's not miss this deadline. >> as for the leaders they sounded a bit more hopeful than the president. >> i think it was a very positive meeting. there was not a lot of hilarity in the meeting. everyone knows how important it is. it is a very serious meeting and it would take an extended period of time as you know, waiting for us. >> i share the view of the majority leader. we had a good meeting down at the white house. we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house, in the hopes that we
CNN
Jan 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
ultimatums and poison pills and reports that john boehner f-bombing harry reid and political blogs are all over this. but keeping them honest, but there's another back room angle that's not getting as much coverage. this bill that most people think is about the fiscal cliff is also about calling a shopping cart full of pork. not that. it's like a kennel full of pet projects. and special interest spending. pork, pork, pork. lawmakers who barely had the time to pass the bill and who didn't have the time to pass a storm relief bill somehow found the time to extend a series of tax breaks. and now bear in mind that the tax incentives are how government shapes policies. there's tax breaks for homeowners, parents with children, charity donors, small businesses, you name it. but according to taxpayers for common sense, some of the items in this bill don't make common sense. are you ready? $46 million in 2013 for motor speedways, clearly a benefit for nascar. 1999 million in tax breaks forum -- for rum making. that largely benefiting a big liquor conglomerate. $38 million in tax incentives bene
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 1:00am PST
republicans to agree to anything, the president called on senate majority on minority leads are harry reid on mitch mcconnell to work out a deal on then present it to the house. he also laid out a scaled down mini deal if they are can't manage it. >> if we don't see an agreement between the two leaders in the senate, i expect a bill to go on the floor, i asked senator reid to do this, put a bill on the floor that makes sure that taxes on middle class families don't go up, that unemployment is still available for 2 million people on that lays the groundwork for additional deficit reduction on economic growth steps that we can take in the new year but let's not miss this deadline. >> as for the two senate leaders, they spoke shortly after the meeting on sounded a bit more hopeful than the president. >> i think it was a very positive meeting. there was not a lot of hilarity in the meeting. everyone knows how important it is. it's a very serious meeting on it took an extended period of time, as you all know waiting for us. >> mr. president, i would just add -- i share the view of the majority lea
Search Results 0 to 12 of about 13 (some duplicates have been removed)